Ethan Fletcher

Contributing Writer, Via

Ethan Fletcher is an Oakland, California–based writer who covers the thriving Bay Area culinary world. He served as Food Editor for four years at Diablo magazine in Walnut Creek, pens a monthly restaurant review in the East Bay Monthly, and has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, and Oakland and Napa/Sonoma magazines, among others.

a selection of poke bowls from Paddles Up Poké in Boise

Top Places for Poke

The Hawaiian classic has taken the mainland by storm.
St. Patricks Day parade in Butte, MT

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

If corned beef isn’t your jam, the West delivers other ways to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day fun.
a picture of Goofy on a gingerbread house float during the daily Christmas parade at Disneyland

Holiday Events in the West

Get into the spirit at one of these holiday-themed events happening across the West.
Flickering luminarias along a path in the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

10 Winter Festivals Around the West

Fully embrace winter cheer with concerts, fireworks, dancing, and more.
small dishes including pita and olives at Ba-Bite's Middle Eastern restaurant in Oakland picture

The Bay Area's Best Healthy Restaurants

Where to go for light, refreshing fare when you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area.
People at the bar in the tasting room at 21st Amendment Brewery in San Leandro, picture

The East Bay's Hottest Wine and Beer Spots

Where to sip craft beer and urban wine, from Oakland to Livermore.
arcade along Main Quad at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, picture

Things to Do in Palo Alto, California

On the shores of San Francisco Bay, old-fashioned college-town comforts meet high-tech pizzazz.
Classic cars drive beneath the famous "The Biggest Little City in the World" sign in Reno, Nevada, photo

Best Big Festivals in the West

These are the biggest and best must-see events to plan your summer (and early fall) around.
pair of cyclists on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge at sunset, picture

Biking the Bay Bridge

A 4.4-mile path allows visitors to walk, jog, or cycle on the Bay Bridge.
Moore Theatre full house watches The Head and the Heart perform in Seattle, Washington, picture

Top Spots for Dinner and a Show in Cities Around the West

Make tonight a date night and head to dinner and a show at these hot spots throughout the West.
young man and woman share a meal at Pine Street Market in Portland, Oregon, picture

Delicious Food Halls Around the West

Modern food courts place many eateries together under one roof.